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ERIC Number: EJ1048643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
"Advanced Classes? They're Only for White Kids": How One Kansas School Is Changing the Face of Honors and Advanced Placement Courses
Kerr, Roberta
Action in Teacher Education, v36 n5-6 p480-489 2014
The purpose of this study was to obtain an accurate picture of minority student enrollment in honors and advanced placement (AP) classes at Wichita (Kansas) High School East and to develop a plan of action to close the achievement gap between White and non-White students. Prior to this study there was no clear, concise data to move this discussion into the solution phase. The research was conducted in 35 social studies classes ranging from Grade 9 to Grade 11 over the span of 1½ years. Enrollment numbers, assessment scores, class grades, and teacher recommendations were collected from various building, district, and state resources. The final outcome of this action research was evident within a year yielding a clear pattern of growth in minority enrollment in International Baccalaureate (IB), honors, and AP classes at Wichita High School East.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas